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Old Aug 3, 2006, 3:58 AM   #361
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a 12 multi adaptor can be found in radioshack or local stores from 1.-12vdc

I adapted and in a thread under

aiptek IS-DV battery adaptor.

the camera runs of 3.7vdc and can be ran at 3.6 rechargable batts, and at 4.5vdc alkaline batts the nah rating makes no difference 2000 or 750.

If you step up to 6 vdc you'll have the lcd screen go haywire like static

3vdc is the minimal

if the MPVr min adaptor fromt he ac has the same plugs it shouldwork.





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the av in will do anything any type of recording.

your Firmware , should be currupted ate to say mp3 has faults its the 2200 or 2300 series, better check with aiptek foran Update and when you get it Pm so I can add it

they still have not answered back on that



thecanera is Priceless when you have SOMETHING to take pics with on that trip

w/o where are your memories?



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Old Aug 8, 2006, 2:44 PM   #362
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I have just purchased the Aiptek DZO-V58 (the 8800) and am disappointed. The primary problem is that the recorded audio in camcorder mode is 1/2 to 3/4 seconds behind the video. They're out of sync! This makes it unfit as a DV recorder. The company tells me they probably need a firmware update, but the last model with a similar problem is still waiting a firmware update. The video quality is below the low-end Sony and Panasonic DVC units. The camera photo quality seems good, but I really wouldn't knowmuch aboutthat -- I need a decent camcorder over a camera. I haven't tried the other features, except that the mp3 speaker is not stereo, but the earphones say they are.



Since the unit is unacceptable as a camcorder, and the company hasn't gotten back yet to me with a solution, I unfortunately have to suggest that if camcording is what you want, save up and get a $300-400 Sony or Panasonic.
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Old Aug 8, 2006, 4:11 PM   #363
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Welcome to the site. I hope you are not Pounding me of my review:G

I try my best to show that the MPVr is a worthwhile camcorder hybrid, and may show more of one side than the other. and i do show the bad sides as well, as they are found.

1. the 8800 has issues you claime and is notto your liking? Did you email the company? if so, your best bet is to place a phone call, and get all the info you can.

2. We must understand the MPVr isnot a home pro camcorder, it is a PC camcorder. it will take a 20 foot radius shot and work just fine, sounds like you are expecting it to function like an Over priced Sony which cannot be compaired to.

I agree with you , save up some money if you want a camcorder, but if you want somethingto snap vids on the fly is it good for that?

that is exactly what these things are Vid on the fly.

If you realy are interested in a 1000.00 unit sanyo, and panasonic are great but as a sd hybrid :|I will purchase a casio and have both features with a better time.
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I have just purchased the Aiptek DZO-V58 (the 8800) and am disappointed. The primary problem is that the recorded audio in camcorder mode is 1/2 to 3/4 seconds behind the video. They're out of sync! This makes it unfit as a DV recorder. The company tells me they probably need a firmware update, but the last model with a similar problem is still waiting a firmware update. The video quality is below the low-end Sony and Panasonic DVC units. The camera photo quality seems good, but I really wouldn't knowmuch aboutthat -- I need a decent camcorder over a camera. I haven't tried the other features, except that the mp3 speaker is not stereo, but the earphones say they are.



Since the unit is unacceptable as a camcorder, and the company hasn't gotten back yet to me with a solution, I unfortunately have to suggest that if camcording is what you want, save up and get a $300-400 Sony or Panasonic.
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my mpvr has a very small sync problem - I infact never saw it untill
just know, when I recorded my face up close to the cam and played
it back - as a test - its just a hair out of sync - if I record far away
its not a problem or nature shots - you cant tell - so, if its only a
problem, when you film up close to some ones face, whats the
problem, unless, thats only what your using it for, I guess

but all the video clips I shot on vacation, you cant tell


I would like it fixed - but for what I paid, I like it

I am going to email Aiptek on an ETA on a fix, if there
ever will be one :O
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Hi Fishy, and thanks for your reply. As I mentioned. I've already spoken to Aiptek's tech support and they didn't have much of an answer. I mostly needed a camcorder to record me in a classroom setting to look for ways I can improve on what I do, but might also want to make "audition" or "interview" tapes from this. I didn't expect professional quality, and expected that the digital zoom would be some level of a problem for me, but the sync problem is a major issue. All the company said is that there may be a firmware update out sometime that may fix the problem -- they didn't sound certain of anything here. This was one young and clearly inexperienced tech, and a voicemail and email to his boss has not been returned.

Too bad, as the camera function seems good (I'm no expert here - I still use disposables if I want photos....), and the voice recording is of value to me (mono is a disappointment). I have mp3 capability on my cellphone, including stereo speakers, as well as headphones. I may keep this anyway and get a $400 Sony or Panasonic, although both are hard to justify.

Sure would love a workaround to the sync problem!
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thank you MJF.

If you try again andget to Ray he is an Excewllent Person, but he seemed notto answer my email. I asked for an Upgrade for both cameras :?, no luck sorry I tried earlier.

I own a JVC grd295U there is topic here if you're interested I like the camcorder

between both models the MPVr does it job but laxk exactl what you are saying Quality.

Now the newest mdel came out and has Smart Zoom, thisis an image improvement check the review out

but I think spending 88 at Circuitcity is a great buy

but if you spent more than that I return and go for the lowest camcorder for your needs of the bussines

keeping it otherwise for , 20 foot radiusstuff is great..............
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just got my remote and power plug - the remote works
but guess what, the power plug does not power the cam
when recording video - it does the same thing that it did
when I use my USB power plug with the cam - it wont do
any thing after it starts up - all you see is the LCD and the
video on it - and when you try to do something it turns off,
and I had to widdle down the video connector with a razor
blade - it was to fat to plug into the cam at the same time
as the power plug
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I can take pictures with the power plug, and play video back
on the lcd, but when I try to record video it ether shuts off
or looks like its trying to record but the tinmer is never updated and
you cant stop what ever its doing - the lights flashing red green
and you cant turn off - I just looked on the sd card - there is video there :idea:
so I guess you have no control over it

I found the problem - let the cam boot up from battery power first,
after that then plug in the power - and it works -

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hello

super review!

it's a pity that almost all the video samples disappeared! :sad:

it's not possible to find them another share, please?
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Many of my videos at http://phonyholmes.com are shot from a mpvr.
Might be easier to find here http://phonyholmes.com/?cat=2
You're just going to have to guess which ones are from a mpvr

Also, 3/4 of the videos I posted as backups are here..
http://youtube.com/profile?user=phonyholmes

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super review!

it's a pity that almost all the video samples disappeared! :sad:

it's not possible to find them another share, please?
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